Microwave Daifuku Mochi

1 1/2 c mochiko

1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 c water

food coloring, if desired

filling, such as sweet bean paste (smooth, chunky, white or black), sweetened peanut butter, or brownie chunk

Grease a microwave tube pan. Combine mochiko, sugar, water, and food coloring. Pour into greased tube pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Microwave on 50% power for 3 minutes. Turn out onto surface covered with potato starch. Sprinkle potato starch on mochi. Cut into 12 pieces. Flatten and fill with desired filling. A #60 disher works well for portioning out the filling.